Sep 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
to vote. every year, in every election. >> that was first lady michelle obama at the congressional black caucus saturday night calling on the audience to get out to vote. today celebrities took to social media and activists took to the street with the same message for voter registration day. in 2008 about 6 million americans didn't vote because they missed the registration deadline or didn't know how or where to register. voters in the crucial battleground states of colorado, ohio and florida have just two more weeks left to register to vote. joining me now, one of the organizers of the national voter registration day, rosario dawson. how do you get the message out to unregistered voters, i would assume they're kind of hard to reach by definition. >> yes. and that's why it was really necessary for, you know, when we started this idea over a year ago, that we needed as many partnerships as possible to reach out. so people locally grass roots wise were going to be able to reach out to people and show up where they were going to be. so we had 1200 partners across the nation, we had 900 even
Sep 13, 2012 7:00pm PDT
back america and make sure that we remain the hope of the earth. >> first lady michelle obama and mitt romney were campaigning today in virginia. and with only 54 days until the election, we have a new nbc/"wall street journal"/marist poll of that state and two other crucial battleground states, florida and ohio. joining me now to take us through the numbers is nbc political director and host of nbc's "daily rundown," chuck todd. what do we have to know about this poll? >> part of me wants to call these states the iron triangle of the battleground, if you will. it feels like all of the ways to 270 all go through these three states first. but let me start in virginia. this is where the president is sitting at a five-point lead. 49-44. ohio, his lead is a couple of points higher, 53 to 43. florida, on identical, 49-44, to what it is in virginia. all of these three states have the president sitting at 49 or 50. all of them have his job approval sitting at 49 or 50. and all of them for the first time since we've been polling in these swing states have the right track/wrong track above 40%.